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. armed clashes broke out in the capital between former rebels controlling the city and militias. the u.n. is voting today on sending in international troops. and the king of thailand calls on the people to do their duty without directly referring to recent violent protests. those demonstrations are on hold today out of respect for the monarch's birthday. first to yemen, where six doctors, including a venezuelan and two from the philippines are among the victims killed in a suicide bombing and gun attack. the suicide bomber reportedly set off a car packed with explosives at the defense ministry, leaving close to 20 dead in all. dozens more were hurt in the blast that smashed through walls in a hospital inside the complex. for more, i'm joined by a journalist there. what more can you tell us about this attack there today? >> yes, the gunmen were wearing military uniforms, and the complex of the defense ministry before generating their bombs. after the explosions, the gunshots and clashes took place inside the complex and are still taking place right now. we can still hear gunfire from the
. one of those options from the u.n. secretary general was for him to actually send a u.n. force, u.n. blue helmeted soldiers going. what i think is interesting is he said that if he had to provide the troops, he wanted 6,000 troops on the ground. he said that if the situation on the ground was not per missive, and it you seems from everything we're seeing today it's not, he'd need 9,000, so compare the figure that he thought he needed to do the job, 9,000 to what they are going to be authorizing. some are concerned that the u.n. security council is offering a half measure here. >> compromise is being made on what is a very complex situation in an unstable african country. >> a very complex situation, one that's detearor rated since that coup earlier in the year. in many ways, i think observers believe the u.n. security council has been diverted by other crisis by what's, going on in the congress go and also what's been going on in mali. there are two seats still empty -- no, it's starting now, the security council is starting its meeting. >> we may well return to you as that meeting
continues to protest, highlighting deep divisions. childrent of syrian must be tackled, says the u.n.. its refugee agency details 1.1 million youngsters from syria living as refugees. resistance is growing in israel as the government plans to eject 40,000 bedouin arabs from their homes in the desert. we begin in egypt, where the country's interim president has received a final text of an amended constitution. every drafting of the 2012 document began after the overthrow of mohamed morsi, to read it of the islamist influence of the muslim brotherhood. but the text is controversial because it consolidates wide ranging hour for the military. a referendum must now be held. at a time pro-morsi protesters have returned to tire rear square in significant numbers -- have returned to tahrir where. >> teargas & rent returned to the street in cairo as police pull out all the stops to clear square protest. first time supporters of president mohammed morsi gathered in large numbers for over a year. protest -- toe to continue to denounce what they call military role. justice fornding the martyrs of janu
tells us why. and people flee the central african republic, as violence escalates and the u.n. steps in. >> we begin with nub unemployment numbers. 298,000 people filed for benefits last week. this is only the second time it has been below 300,000. the labor department is also reported an average of 200,000 new jobs every month, from august to october. the employment firm challenger gray and christmas says employers announced fewer layoffs but that still leaves an important decision ahead for congress. for lawmakers don't about soon, they could lose their unemployment in just 23 days. congressional correspondent joins us live now. tell us what congress is doing? well, democrats today held a hear led by house majority lead tore hear from americans who benefited from long term insurance. they wanted to get a sense of what their stories were. we heard from one woman from huntington west virginia, she was working in a hospice o when she lost her job last spring. it was the first time in her adult life that she was without work. she talks about how these benefits helps her out. >> i have bee
of the french over there by the end of the year. but i think what is worth bearing in mind, the u.n. secretary general when he was asked to come up with options, one of his optioning was to send a full blue elemented force, and he said that if the conditions were dangerous on the ground and it is clear from the report, it is extremely dangerous right now, he'd need 9,000 troops on the ground. now that's double what they have agreed to do with today's resolution, appoint, i put the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. have you enough troops for the job. >> we are in this resolution, walking and chews gum at the same time. we are both strengthening the mandate and working through the funding -- on the ground. but they are not yet up to full speed. we need to address that immediately, we are going to need to increase that by mid december. >> they have asked the secretary to continue planning. they say possibly that could be deployed in the future, lauren. the similar chaos that was? at the moment. >> reporting from -- it's much worse around the rest of the country. and what we unction for the moment is th
are under fire themselves. a u.n. security council prepares to discuss a mandate of african union and french troops operating. if the resolution is adopted the forces will be providing support and supplies. more from the capital. >> we have heard gun fire and mortar rounds as well. all over this city. pretty close to where we are in this hotel now. the city is deserted. people are staying inside the homes. probably the worst fighting bungi has seen since sellicka rebels came into the capital taking control of the country in march in year. we understand - this is from the french military, that the people behind the attack, known as anti-ballica. they are a christian militia who started off as a protection force. now, we don't know whether they have actually grown in size, whether they do have a lot of heavy weaponry at the moment. the african forces which are here and present in bongi have been deployed to different parts of the city. their role is to protect the airport and french citizens. it comes as we wait for a u.n. security council to vote on a second resolution to tend in not only mor
route taken by the u.s. and n.a.t.o., protesting against the drone atakes in the tribal regions which killed dozens of civilians. >> the security deal with the united states is in jeopardy if hamid karzai doesn't sign. that's the message. an n.a.t.o. summit is being attended in brussels. paul brennan is there for us. why can't n.a.t.o. wait for a signature until after the april elections as hamid karzai wants? >> basically because n.a.t.o. says it would be too late to do that. they need a degree of certainty. they are pressing on hamid karzai to sign the agreement because he has agreed to it in principal with talks with secretary of state john kerry. there are budgetary cycles, planning cycles. you can't switch on and off military trainers. they need a degree of certainty for this to happen. if we don't get the signature on that the zero option will have to be on the table and that is an option where the troops will have to be pulled out. it's an option at this point, nout one they are afraid of threatening, if hamid karzai does not sign the agreement. john kerry described it as needi
not improved their scors scores muc. the education second called it the picture stagnation. >> and how the u.n. is using drones to keep the peace. >> and you wouldn't believe how much the partridge in a pear tree costs now. >> a dramatic rescue caught on tape. this is the moment a nigerian ship was pulled from under water after spending three days trapped in a tug boat. he shows his hand as he reaches out to alert the rescue diver that he is okay. he managed to survive by breathing in air in an air bubble and the boat overturned while pulling an oil tanker ovef off the coast of nigeria. he is the only survivor of a 12 member crew. >> the united nations has now started using drones. the u.n. says peacekeepers are flying unmanned craft to monitor the activity between rawanda and u began a began beganuganda. james bay has more. >> it's a first taking to the skies the u.n. has fleets of white painted suv's and trucks and helicopters and planes and now the first united nations unmanned aerial ai aircraft more commonly known as a drone. unlike those of the use it's equipped with only a camera not ar
phones are being tracked based on leaks from former n.s.a. contractors, and interviews with u.s. intelligence officials. >> the report said the n.s.a. can pin down the location of a cell phone and map out relationships from them. the spy agency say it does not target the whereabouts of phones in the u.s. the n.s.a. confirmed it gathers information about americans insidently. >> a scam was discovered by trust wave. militias viruses were sent to thousands of users. it tracked credential. users of facebook, yahoo twitter could be affected. 16,000 accounts were hacked that use 123456. >> anarchy in argentina, why police refuse to put a stop no wild looting in one city. >> american doctors on the front lines of a bird flu scare half a world away. >> they've come a long way since don't ask, don't tell. coming out created new problems. >> you are looking at dallas, were there may be rain together and possibly tonight. >>> good morning, welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. looting in argentina, why the police did not step in to stop it. >> first a look at the weathe
call role here. it is, in fact, the sanctions regime that has supported internationally through u.n. security council resolutions, u.s. actions, both in the congress and through the executive branch by the president, by the european union and other nations that has brought iran to the table. because they are looking for sanctions relief. so i understand why the congress believes that more sanctions can only be better. i agree up to a point because that's what brought them to the table. but, in fact, sanctions were meant to change the strategic calculus of iran to come to that negotiating table. now we have to test that resolve to get to an agreement. and any more sanctions at this moment by the u.s. congress would undermine the agreement which calls for a pause by everybody in that regard. and, in fact, might give them an excuse to depart from the agreement that's been made. >> ifill: but in lifting or easing those sanctions, even for six months, even for a temporary period, don't you lose some leverage. isn't that the argument members of congress are making. >> they made that argum
existing u.n. resolutions and previous violations by iran of its international obligations, that we don't recognize such a right, and if, by the way, negotiations break down, there will be no additional international recognition that's been obtained. so this deal goes away and we're back to where we were before the geneva agreement, subject -- and iran will continue to be subject to all the sanctions that we put in place in the past and we may seek additional ones. but i think what we have said is we can envision a comprehensive agreement that involves extraordinary constraints and verification mechanisms and intrusive inspections, but that permits iran to have a peaceful nuclear program. now, in terms of specifics, we know that they don't need to have an underground, fortified facility like fordor in order to have a peaceful nuclear program. they certainly don't need a heavy-water reactor at arak in order to have a peaceful nuclear program. -- iraq in order to have a peaceful nuclear program. they don't need some of the advanced centrifuges that they currently possess in order to have
, they all say that iran should not have a nuclear weapon. and the u.n. it is the world coming together that is moving forward in this direction. and i think doing so in a wise manner, hopefully, they can change some of what has taken place in the region. but we have a long way to go and a lot of work to do. i don't want to give the impression that this is easy stuff. this is very tough stuff. i think secretary john kerry and president obama have been going at it in a slow but methodical manner, and we have to continue to grind it out. host: cnn reported on of the deals they set a particular point of contention is iran's assistance that the right under international agreement to enrich uranium the message to iran should be the should be that you are insisting on the right to enrich. you are. you do not do final negotiations and public. only knows that we have some preliminary to work on. what we did not want to happen mama and why this is important continue negotiating with iran or implemented nuclear programs and you could negotiate without this, but then there will be nothing to preve
of inspection regimes and international sanctions and u.n. resolutions that were in place. we have been able to craft an international effort and verification mechanism around the iran nuclear program that is unprecedented and unique. that doesn't mean it's easy, and that's why we have to take it seriously. but i think one of the things that i have repeatedly said when people ask why should we try to negotiate with them, we can't trust them, we're being naive, what i try to describe to them is not the choice between this deal and the ideal, put the choice between this deal and other alternatives. if i had an option, if we could create an option in which iran eliminated every single nut and bolt of their nuclear program and foreswore the possibility of ever having a nuclear program and for that matter got rid of all its military capabilities, i would take it. but -- sorry, i want to make sure everybody understands, that particular option is not available, so as a consequence, what we have to do is make a decision given the options available, what's the best way to assure iran does not get a n
hostage? after the break, we're going to ask former u.s. ambassador to the u.n. and north korea troubleshooter bill richardson for his take. and you can't fight city hall, local officials tell one pint-size entrepreneur she can't sell mistletoe but she's welcome to, get this, beg. here's what she thought of that suggestion. >> the pins approximaterinciple need to start working hard. it's not applying themselves. >> and a hot story for all of you in the holiday season. a scarred childhood leads him to devote his life in helping children in need. you'll meet him later on in this show. life with crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis is a daily game of "what if's". what if my abdominal pain and cramps end our night before it even starts? what if i eat the wrong thing? what if? what if i suddenly have to go? what if? but what if the most important question is the one you're not asking? what if the underlying cause of your symptoms is damaging inflammation? for help getting the answers you need, talk to your doctor and visit crohnsandcolitisadvocates.com to connect with a patientadvoc
the tributes after ban ki-moon, the u.n. secretary general speaks, the tribute by foreign dignitaries, then the president of the united states, barack obama, followed by the leaders of brazil, china and india and then cuba. raul castro. they will all be on this little stage, this little area in front of 90,000 people who have gathered in the soccer stadium so there could be a moment where president obama and raul castro may shake hands, may talk, who knows. >> be interesting to watch if they shake hands. that was the big thing, the gore people wanted no physical contact or substantive communications because of the relationship between the two countries. obviously, you can get as close as we are at an event like that and we will see what happens. you watch something like that. for the former presidents to be together, you know this because you have been at big events, the opening of presidential libraries here at home, the king hussain funeral, you had a group like that. the pope john paul ii funeral, you had several presidents together. it's a security challenge, number one, then the
implicated the syrian president and more than 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict. the u.n. says afghanistan is the world east most dangerous place for relief worker and said attacks on aid workers fripelled there and 36 have been killed and 46 injured and u.n. are not saying blame for attacks but taliban has taken responsible for many of them. activists including one american boerted boats in the gaza strip with restrictions on waterways in the mediterranean sea. israeli government said imports are monitored to prevent dangerous materials from entering occupied territory and the six mile restrictions hurt the economy and al jazeera's nick has more from jerusalem. >> six years israel controlled the seas and today activists wanted to take them back and living in gaza cannot go six miles from the coast and war ships block everything going in and going out and they say that strangled the economy and so they challenge the blockade and going straight for israeli ships and aware of the risk and they arrested and they attacked for sailing more than six miles out. >> we are armed with in
vigilantes this comes as u n security council is set to vote on thursday on a french draft resolution to undertake military action in the african nation. the home has returned to the streets of thailand for the first time in days of protests on hold and the respect for the king's birthday a national holiday to be celebrated thursday the opposition says its fight to bring down the government is far from over ten candy has been bruce dixon place of plants and chilled juice. those plates instead of the school to canon in bangkok on wednesday. abbas clean up operation was underway. it's a city of opponents that began last week and came to an abrupt halt ahead of the teams could feel their state. it's like prime minister called for trips between police and protesters but this london based comic since the streets of bangkok one ministry team look she know what's called for fresh liable to reach the last installation of the country standoff at all. i would like to invite the academics businessmen and poops on max's life including political protesters to work to get there and hold a forum to
at the u.n. in geneva. we fought hard for that. but think of the new markets that would open up and the bridges between people that peace would build him a think of the flood of foreign investment and business opportunities that would come to israel and how that would change the lives of everyday people throughout the region. fischer, the former governor of the bank of israel said, a peace agreement with the palestinians could boost israel's gdp in a short period of time by as much as 6%. israel would also enjoy a normal peaceful relationship the moment this agreement is signed with 22 arab nations and 35 muslim all.ns -- 57 countries in it is not beyond our imagination to envision that a new order could be established in the middle east, in which countries like jordan, morocco, a newly independent palestine and an internationally recognized jewish state of israel joined together to promote stability and peace. new from the start that if his young state were to do more than just survive, if israel were to succeed, it would need more than just strong defenses. he said israel woul
of the sanctions. >> this comes as we learn a team of u.n. inspectors have begun their odded of an iranian water production plant that is connected to the nuclear program. we have more on that examination. finally, conner, we get a closer look. >> jamie, for the first time in more than two years, international inspectors are in iran, and they're at the heavy water plant. the inspection of this nuclear facility is seen as the first test of this new international deal between the world and iran. now, of course, under this temporary agreement, the islamic republican has agreed to halt some of its nuclear activities in the next six months for exchange for sanctions relief. they said the program is for peaceful purposes. few people around the world believe those claims. president obama defended this yesterday in the forum on international affairs. he said the bottom line is to prevent iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. the sanction relief will depend on iran's actions going forward. >> if and when iran shows itself not to be abiding by the agreement, not to be negotiated in good faith, we can reve
of stagnation. >> the u.n. is marking today as international day for persons with disabilities. saying more than 1 billion people, 15% of the world's population live with a disability. the government estimates 19% of people have one, and many are children. some schools use technology to help kids learn, even if they can't see, hear or speak. roxana saberi visited one of those schools that specialises in eted u kating kids with severe disabilities. >> kids come to the henry viscardi school from all over new york. some, like chris, in an ambulance. the 16-year-old has a disability and he requires constant medical care. now he's on his way to earning a high school diploma. >> since i came here they taught me a lot, that there are no limits, and i can do anything. >> this confidence is in large part thanks to technology like this. >> do you remember how to do that? >> no. >> it's helping 180 students with severe disabilities who might otherwise not be able to study. >> i know what i want. i don't let anyone stop me. >> 20-year-old chelsea can't speak through her mouth, but this helps her to communt
and boston are expected to get hit by ice and snow. >>> u.n. weapons inspectors from in iran. president obama told an international forum on saturday that he could accept a final comprehensive agreement that would allow iran to enrich urine yum for peaceful purposes. >>> billy graham is in ill health. his health condition has deteriorated quite a bit in the last few days. >>> now back to fareed zakaria gps. >>> until june 30th, tom donyell -- mr. obama's national security advisor. he is now a distinguished fellow at the council on foreign relations. he joins me to talk about recent developments and the issues he was deeply involved in at the white house from iran to winding down the war in afghanistan to mitigating tensions between china and japan. welcome back to the show. >> great to see you. >> let's 23irs talk about iran, you were deeply involved in this whole policy, it appears that what we're saying is we need iran to essentially shut downing parts of its nuclear program so that it cannot have the kind of breakout capacity that -- he says we are not going to dismantle a single thing, we
the kinds of inspection regimes and international sanctions and u.n. resolutions that were in place. we have been able to craft an international effort and verification mechanism around the iran nuclear program that is unprecedented and unique. that doesn't mean it's easy. and that's why we have to take it seriously. but i think one of the things that i've repeatedly said when people ask, why should we try to negotiate with them, we can't trust them, we're being naÏve, what i try to describe to them is not the choice between this deal and the ideal, but the choice between this deal and other alternatives. if i had an option, if we could create an option in which iran eliminated every single nut and bolt of their nuclear program, and foreswore the possibility of ever having a nuclear program, and, for that matter, got rid of all its military capabilities, i would take it. but -- >> next question -- >> but -- sorry, haim, i want to make sure everybody understands it -- that particular option is not available. and so as a consequence, what we have to do is to make a decision as to, given the o
. largest gathering of heads of state outside of u.n. perhaps ever. we'll have to see how this day goes. and of course, there will be tens of thousands of people, perhaps millions of people, trying to get near the soccer stadium where this event will take place. it begins at 11:00 a.m. local time, 4:00 a.m. eastern time. either supposed to last for about four hours. we understand from the list of speakers that several of nelson mandela's grandchildren will speak, also his co-defendants convicted with mandela in 1963 and sentenced to a life in prison on robben island. one of them will speak as well as heads of state, president obama, president of brazil, china, india, raoul castro of cuba. this country has been friends and allies for some time. quite a day ahead of us, andrea. that's just one day. there will be several days where nelson mandela's body will lie in state at the union building at the national capital here and, of course, culminating event, the funeral in the eastern province. a poor rural area which was nelson mandela's homeland underscoring his very humble beginnings where
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will come to an agreement with regard to their right to enrich, which is very different than the u.n. security council resolutions to date that says they do not have a right to enrich. chris, at the end of the day, iran's going to be a nuclear threshold state. now, before you think that's condemnatory of what's going on, what we have to do is to push that threshold back as far as possible, and that will identify -- that would define whether this was a good idea, or a bad idea. right now, the iranians are far too close to a nuclear weapon. we have hit the pause button. now we have got to negotiate hitting the delete button with them. >> what is your view, big picture, and i'm sure you studied this as cia director what is your view of hassan rouhani, the new president of iran, and of his new government? you see them as relative moderates who are maybe because of the sanctions working hard to end iran's isolation, or do you see them more as just playing us and still determined to have a nuclear weapon at the end of the day? >> yeah, it is probably a mix of all that. and i, you know, i
: former u.n. ambassador bill richardson who says his north korean contacts aren't responding told cnn on sunday that kim jong-un isn't following north korea's usual pattern of releasing americans after getting a purported confession. >> so this is baffling. but this is a new regime of the new leader. and i suspect he's sending different signals but nobody knows what those signals are. >> richardson has some of the best contacts in this country with north korean leaders. so the fact that they're not responding is of some concern. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. >> still to come here on "around the world," a group of wounded veterans trekking across antarctica and they've got a british royal in tow. we'll check in on them and also, it could be life imitating art. police told cnn that the "fast and furious" actor paul walker may have been drag racing when he died in that car crash. we'll have details for you coming up next. so, with chevy's black friday sale, the price you see is the price you pay? yep, best prices of the year. i can't see. honey. [ laughs ] brad. yeah? what are you do
.s. to members of the u.n. are calling for restraint. at least people are dead. hundreds of others have been injured. the country is divided between hundreds of thousands of people for and against thailand's current regime. scott hideler joins us live from bangkok. scott, what's the latest? >> reporter: we are just outside a street that goes into the police headquarters, the metropolitan police headquarters. this is the focal point today. it's very interesting because this situation is evolving as we spe speak about an hour and a half ago, the police came out and spoke with the deputy governor of bangikok and they allowed th police to take away some of the barbed wire. some of the protesters helped with that. in the hour and a half since then, many more than protest orders have come. a few thousand have come. this will be the focal point for them. we know they are still negotiating inside. what's going to happen? they have said they are going to aallow protesters to cross this line. they haven't allowed that yet. the protest are not taking any chances. they have begun preparing for an onsla
the white and black notes. >> yeah. un preparing for saul that you went down and talked to some cia people and the thing that unlocked something for you was when either brennan or someone else, you're looking where do i hang saul, i think. that was your question. and you are talking to these guys. and when he talked about family. >> yes. >> you got it. >> yes. >> rose: what did you get? >> well, brennan just echoed what i had found earlier. i had read all the books. i asked alex and howard when i was preparing, what i can read. hi this window of opportunity to prepare. so i read all these books. many of them by talking heads of the cia. most disgruntled about the cia and going on and on. and they really can't tell you anything that's going on or happened anyway. you know, it's all corb never terms of the c, a for what they put out there anyway. and so i'm looking for that hook to hang my heart on, you know, for what's that heartbeat of that human being that i'm going play. and i went down. i found, they called spooks, you know, the guys who are the real guys. so i go down to langley and i
material the truck was on its way to nuclear waste storage facility with a stone and a gas station. the u n s nuclear watchdog says the material in the truck could be extremely dangerous that it poses no risk as long as its container isn't broken that way. debate or two we've been discussing the merits of education systems around the world east asian country's top the rankings in every discipline or reading math science. so what gives them the edge is your doing enough to compare the next generation to compete on the global stage. putting that question to our guests this evening john delong is with her professor of chinese culture it's just cool to put it in covington had in middle school. the american section and in the sense of the status of the monet and was fifth with a columnist for the sunday telegraph and michael davidson the works for the oecd team at bit to get the report ahead of the division responsible for early childhood education jeff hughes and also with this mass teacher in secondary school in london thanks everyone for being with us just let us start with you in a tricky o
. speaker, today marks the 1 u.n.th consecutive -- 100th consecutive legislative day the safe climate caucus has spoken on the house floor, calling for action to address climate change. the science itself is clear. climate change is already contributing to significant environmental changes. floods nted droughts, and hurricanes to name a few. but climate change is not only a serious environmental problem, it's a serious economic problem as well. american businesses, large and small, understand this threat. and they're responding accordingly. they're increasing their energy efficiencies, reducing pollution, and implementing more sustainable business practices. american businesses understand that the changing climate is already hurting their bottom lines. and they're taking action to strengthen their competitiveness and their resiliency. congress should be doing the same. yet our majority continues to stick its head in the sand and do nothing. climate change poses a real and immediate threat to our economy and we really can't afford to wait any longer. i urge my colleagues to join with america
the mold. jenna: we have the former ambassador to the u.n. speaking with us. so what does the state? >> well, i think that nothing less than the balance of power could be changing in front of our eyes. this assertion of the air defense identification zone extends over the territory well removed from the chinese mainland and in particular it covers islands that are held by anne claimed by japan. so there is a lot of aggressive territorial claims with how other countries respond to it. it will either be a success where they will back off. jenna: how are they doing so far? >> vice president biden was in japan before going on to china. while he said that the chinese declaration of this could lead to mistakes and was dangerous, he did not reject it explicitly, which you should have. the administration told the american civil air carriers to give china notification when their planes transit to avoid mistakes. japan and south korea have told their commercial carriers not to give notice. so anyway, we are acknowledging it. what we want is to resolve this peacefully, but i believe that china
to get a constructive soup -- discussion along the lines of the you and security -- u.n. security council resolutions. host: here is john from new york, republican line. caller: i would like to ask the guests about u.s. foreign-policy posture all over the world. it seems that the u.s. is leaving parts of the world to other actors such as russia in the middle east, and our allies around the world have less and less trust with u.s. to back them up in a situation where they get in trouble with one of these other actors like china is missing in defense identification zone that they're setting up. south korea and japan, for instance, had their airlines say that we will not respect that zone. the u.s. told airlines to respect that zone the u.s. all over the world where they back down, now they are backing down in china, and putin is trying to re-institute the soviet union. all over the world the u.s. is backing down in every situation. can you explain that please? guest: john, thank you for your question. i will talk about two things. i will talk about syria and then china. you raise two import
and supported the capacity of the civilian side, both the government and the u.n. to set up land and sea bridges to help clear the roads so that we were able to wrap up the military engagement and bring forward the longer term civilian ability to ensure that the delivery were able to continue. lo jiggics were the number one focus. followed by three key priorities. emergency shelter, water sanitation, and food. there were about a million homes destroyed by the storm. we air lifted right away heavy duty plastic sheeting to the philippines that -- contribute temporary shelters. the water supply were ranched. the system were down. we focused on provision of clean water, chlorine tablet, and very quickly worked to get it up and running with the support to unreceive and by the time i was there. that was already providing 100% the water for the municipal area. the philippines government and the international community continued to -- spornd to the health concerns. there are nearly 200 health teams on the ground now and more than 2,000 children have been immunized. and withstanding water trapped in the
general on behalf of the u.n. response appreciation. we appreciate you taking the time to speak to us. is there any single message that nelson has made throughout the years that run particularly true with you. and you think applies today in africa and throughout the rest of the world? one of the thing he often said was that the whole cause of freedom was still a work in progress. >> africa had many countries in the world during last century and many centuries before have suffered from this rule. and violation of the human right and human dignity. only because of such a great man like nelson mandela is possible that particular people in africa and elsewhere are able to enjoy freedom and human dignity. i'm still very much humbled. many people, particularly people -- [inaudible] totally abuse and violated. we have to learn the wisdom and determinations and commitment from all of president mandela to make this world better. that is what i really wanted to exprez my deepest admiration and respect to president mandela and people of south africa. and all people of africa. thank you very much
components, and the enrichment component. you had six u n resolution saying enron -- saying iran should not engage in enrichment because they had gotten into a rational actor on the world stage. they are the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world, including trying to call -- to kill the saudi ambassador there by bombing at a restaurant in washington, d c if you look at the behavior and the three components of the wasram, and i thought this a serious mistake. they made this mistake in syria, if you do not include your allies you would create decision. -- create suspicion. he had these secret talks in om idea,ch was a god awful and even if you like the deal you have created a level of suspicion now on the deal that makes our allies wary and empowers our adversaries use. the missile part of the program is not touch in the deal. they can continue to do missile the filament. the weaponization of their program is not touched. they can continue that. the facility they think they do that is not open to expect her's. if you're looking at triggers and for relation of all the modeling the
, into the western european and others group at the u.n. in geneva. we fought hard for that. but think of the new markets that would open up and the bridges between people that peace would build, think of the flood of foreign investment and business opportunities that would come to israel and how that would change the lives of everyday people throughout the region. as stanley fischer, the former governor of the bank of israel said, a peace agreement with the palestinians could boost israel's gdp in a short period of time by as much as 6%. israel would also enjoy a normal , peaceful relationship the moment this agreement is signed with 22 arab nations and 35 muslim nations -- 57 countries in all. it is not beyond our imagination to envision that a new order could be established in the middle east, in which countries like jordan, morocco, a newly independent palestine and an internationally recognized jewish state of israel joined together to promote stability and peace. ben gurion knew from the start that if his young state were to do more than just survive, if israel were to succeed, it would nee
that the president has announced ignores not only u.s. law but ignores the u.n. sanctions that are in place. and it also ignores the fact that iran has not made any concessions in this area in the last 30 years. it also ignores the position that this deal puts israel in, one that is untenable and more impossible than any i have seen in my lifetime. the naivity of this administration in dealing with iran is something that is simply breathtaking. mr. speaker, i would just suggest to you that if iran gains nuclear weapons, we will need a new calendar. it will change our reality in the world that much. and i would say to you that while there's still time, we need to act. d you know, mr. speaker, there is that moment in the life of every problem when it is big enough to be seen and still small enough to be addressed but in terms of iran's nuclear weapons pursuit, that window is closing quickly. and whatever this body can do, whatever this president can do to prevent iran from gaining a nuclear weapons capability must be done soon because soon they will have the ability to ignore our treaties and
, the united states was then able to get the foundational u.n. security council resolutions that have been the premise for everything that has happened in the last seven 1/2 years. resolutions by the way at the beginning of 06, everyone told us we could not get. and are then the building framework for the global coalition is by the way an astonishing bipartisan diplomatic achievement. begun in 06. carried forward with great effect bit obama administration. this includes stuart levy at treasury and his successors with other officials at treasury. if you think about the global coalition, that has crippled the iranian economy, and the geopolitical significance of that coalition, and that that coalition has been created and has endured for seven 1/2 years to the, to reach to the present moment, that's an extraordinaire bipartisan accomplishment that i think has received very little notice and many of the critics today were the critics of the initial move in the spring of 06. it is worthwhile to remember how much bipartisan work and work by professional bureaucrats has been involved in erecting
. with respect to the pakistan, there was never the kinds of inspection regimes and international sanctions and u.n. resolutions that were in place. we have been able to craft an international effort and and verification mechanism around the iran nuclear program that is unprecedented. and unique. that doesn't mean it's easy. and that's why you know, we have to take it seriously. but i think one of the things that i've repeatedly said when people ask why should we try to negotiate with them, we can't trust them, you know, we're being naive, what i try to describe them is not the choice between this deal and the ideal. but the choice between this deal and other alternatives. i mean, if i had an option, if we could create an option in which iran eliminated every single nut and bolt of their nuclear program and foreswore the possibility of ever having a nuclear program and for that matter got rid of all its military capabilities, i would take it. but. >> last question. >> but sorry. haim, i want to make sure everybody understands. that will particular option is not available. as a consequence, we have
, and the enrichment component. you had six u.n. resolutions saying iran should not engage in enrichment because they had been a rational actor on the world stage. they are the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world, including trying to kill the saudi ambassador there by bombing at a restaurant in washington, d.c. if you look at the behavior and the three components of the program, and i thought this was a serious mistake. they made this mistake in syria, if you do not include your allies you would create suspicion. he had these secret talks in oman which was a god awful idea, and even if you like the deal you have created a level of suspicion now on the deal that makes our allies wary and empowers our adversaries use. the missile part of the program is not touch in the deal. they can continue to do missile fulfillment. the weaponization of their program is not touched. they can continue that. the facility they think they do that is not open to inspection. if you're looking at triggers and for relation of all the modeling they need to do for weaponization, it has happened there. the las
to the u.n. remediated the refusal to even recognize. this came a fortnight after the ruler of iran referred to israel as a rabid dog and to us as not worthy as being called human. he said we were doomed to failure and annihilation. november, he called and basn illegitimate tard regime. these remarks are more than a simple matter of sticks and stones. able again to discount rhetoric from rogue regime, from radical regimes. they say well, it is just talk. but talk has consequences. we have learned that in history. especially when the regime that make these statements have the capability to carry it out. the regime carries -- supplies thousands of rockets, rocket that are precision guided munitions letter increasingly lethal and deadly. this is a regime committed to our destruction. must be ane there unequivocal demand alongside the negotiations in geneva for change in iranian policies. this must be part and parcel of the negotiation. in other words, i am saying that what is required is not merely a munition of iran's capability to produce nuclear weapons but also a demand to change i
prime minister netanyahu's speech before the u.n., it occurred nearly a week after the iranian president spoke before the international body. before that, i want to yield back to my friend from illinois and just as we continue this conversation, again, history matters. and what has gone on in the past, i believe, is very crucial in understand whige many of us on the hill bipartisanly do not trust the iranian regime and i yield to my friend. mr. schneider: thank you. i think it's critical to emphasize the bipartisan aspect of the support in congress for a sanctioned regime and the security and protection of our allies, in particular israel. as my colleague mentioned, in october, i with luke messer authored a letter to the president calling on him to push forward with sanctions. there were 78 members of the freshman class who signed on to that letter, republican and democrat, standing shoulder to shoulder, saying we must be strong. again this can't be -- the interim agreement cannot move to anything near what is a permanent agreement. more importantly, it cannot lead to the collapse of the
for israel to launch other attempts against other high ranking officials in hezbollah. >> thank you. n.a.t.o. leaders have warned that the n.a.t.o. mission in afghanistan could be in jeopardy if president hamid karzai does not sign the deal with the u.s. >> reporter: yes, the u.s. is increasing the pressure to sign the pact to allow coalition groups to stay in the country after 2014. the afghan government say they would like to sign the deal but on certain conditions. >> predominantly, these two days have been about afghanistan, particularly about the failure of the president had hamid karo put pen to paper and sign off on the security agreement between afghanistan and the coalition forces that will remain in afghanistan after 2020. the failure to even is calls problems from the planning point of view. there have been clarification on the departing afghan delegation. before they left they said that they would sign the deal in good time. they said they fully supported the deal. they put some conditions. they want assurances from the hall litheallies and the coalite mr. karzai puts pen
today that the u.s. is willing to sell advanced weapons like missile defense systems to u.s.-friendly nations in the persian gulf. the move is seen as a way to counter iran's military ambit n ambitions. hagel added that even though the west has agreed to temporarily -- agreement with iran, to limit iran's nuclear capabilities, tehran continues to pose a significant threat to the middle east. many alleys in the region believe the u.s. is withdrawing from the gulf but hagel pushed back on that idea, saying the u.s. will not shirk its responsibilities in the middle east. >> we know diplomacy cannot operate in a vacuum. our success will continue to hinge on america's military power. and the credibility of our assurances to our allies and partners in the middle east. >> following the speech, hagel left for afghanistan where he's meeting with senior afghan officials in an effort to push president hamid karzai to sign a bilateral security agreement with the united states. the agreement has already been agreed upon. but karzai's been dragging his feet in signing the deal, trying
-- discussion along the lines of n.e you and security -- u. security council resolutions. host: here is john from new york, republican line. caller: i would like to ask the guests about u.s. foreign-policy posture all over the world. isseems that the u.s. leaving parts of the world to iner actors such as russia the middle east, and our allies around the world have less and u.s. to backth them up in a situation where they get in trouble with one of these other actors like china is missing in defense identification zone that they're setting up your to south korea and japan, for instance, had their airlines say that we will .ot respect that zone the u.s. told airlines to the u.s. allzone over the world where they back down, now they are backing down in china, and putin is trying to .e-institute the soviet union all over the world the u.s. is backing down in every situation. can you explain that please? guest: john, thank you for your question. i will talk about two things. i will talk about syria and then china. you raise to two important points. over the last year or so with syria, the assad r
to subvert the protections of section 365-n for u.s. intellectual property by filing bankruptcy in a foreign country and demanding that u.s. courts extend comity, termination of licenses to intellectual property in the foreign proceeding. the provision that the gentleman wants would eliminate important provisions, and the -- that would eliminate -- i'm sorry -- the underlying bill provisions eliminate this uncertainty and would guarantee that licenses to u.s. patents and other i.p. will always be protected in u.s. courts. the gentleman wants something that would undermine that. failing to include this provision, a manufacturer deciding where to build a new fabrication plant would invest his resources in a foreign country that protects i.p. licenses instead of in the united states. the substitute would -- i'm sorry -- the gentleman's provision that he'd like to see in the manager's amendment would encourage offshoring of u.s. manufacturing. so i strongly support the language in the manager's amendment and object to the suggestion that his provision that's not in this amendment, which we'll al
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